Chambre privée

Christopher Fox

Chambre privée has been performed in Huddersfield and Montréal…

Imagine a culture in which the string quartet has no history. No Haydn, no late-Beethoven, no Bartòk, no Eleanor Rigby. How would a group of four string players — why four? why not? why two violins? maybe the bass player couldn’t get up the stairs… How would a group of four string players know what to play, how to play together?

Chambre privée is the space in which they might begin to work it out. It’s tentative. Tuning seems to be an issue. Things come adrift and then come back together. If there’s a conclusion it’s not unanimous. Chambre privée was written in 2011 for the Bozzini Quartet, to whom it is admiringly dedicated. It last about fifteen minutes.

Premiere

  • April 20, 2012, Salon qb 2012: Salon qb II, Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montréal (Québec)

Chambre privée

  • Christopher Fox
  • Year of composition: 2012
  • Duration: 21:00
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Commission: Quatuor Bozzini

Concerts

20 Apri 2012
8:00 pm
Série QB
FoxGloverGoldsteinWeeks
Montréal (Québec)
22 Nove 2012
7:30 pm
FoxRatkjeSteen-Andersen
Huddersfield (England, UK)